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Lawnmower Safety

Lawnmower Safety Each year, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room medical treatment. Only a small percentage of the injuries are caused by mechanical failure; most are the result of human error. Here are some tips to follow before and while mowing your lawn: Become familiar with your mower.  […]

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Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Stay Cool Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. […]

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Swimming Pool Safety Tips

Whether you have a luxury in-ground pool, or plan to blow up an inflatable kiddie pool, it is important to consider the safety implications. There are an estimated 7.4 million swimming pools and five million hot tubs in residential or public use in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, […]

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Jet Ski Safety

Riding a jet ski is probably one of the most exciting things you can do on the water. But the truth of the matter is, many people don’t think before they hop on.  Courtesy of safetyresource.org, here are some tips to help you safely enjoy one of summer’s most fun water activities: You need a life jacket. Use […]

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Kitchen Safety

You already know kitchen safety is important — but you might not know how frequently kitchen mishaps happen. Did you know that cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the U.S.? Prevent kitchen fires. Play close attention to what you’re doing and to your surroundings. Keep flammable items, such as oven mitts […]

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Benefits of Adding an Insurance Rider

There are a number of benefits to adding a rider to your homeowners insurance policy. Increased coverage: Most home insurance policies contain “sublimits.” A sublimit is essentially a limit within a limit. For example, you may have a $100,000 limit in personal property coverage for your belongings. But your limit on jewelry may be $2,500. […]